Friday, December 02, 2005

Conditions Dec 2

Lots of fresh fluffy powder is in the townsite. We got another 2 inches last night, making a good foot and a half on the ground. It is quite light and should make for great turns.

Looking at Crandell, Kill Aisha looks pretty thin. The bottom pillar looks body sized. The right gully really isn't in at the bottom. The top looks thin. The left gully is hard to access. At any rate the ice should be quite plated due to the cold snap. I haven't seen QD and Expert's. I would imagine that they are both still too thin.

I was just up the Cameron Highway. QD is fully touched down, but looks quite difficult. The middle route of Expert's looks the best formed. QUite steep for the first pitch though. The left hand route is hard to say if it is formed all the way down. Usually the first pitch can be quite thin when it looks like it does now from the road. The routes between QD and Expert's are almost formed. The right hand one, Midnight Curfue (or Malboro Cowboy?) has the bottom pillar formed. Topping out the pillar could be tough, but the upper main pitch certainly is in.

Things are still quite cold though. My pick would be a ski tour up to Summit lake, down the big open bowl to the left (east) and come out boundary bay.


At 12/02/2005 05:40:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave and i skiied up Lineham today. Nice to see the fresh snow but it sure hid alot of hazards. About 2/3 of the way in i somehow managed to lead us off the trail for some horrible bushwhacking. Our little detour cost us quite a bit of time and energy only to get in there a find that the ice is no better than it was last weekend.
We got a pretty good look at Experts. I don't think the left is touching down. If it is, it's very thin. I thought of all the ice around, the middle route on the choice is definitely in the best shape but i agree with Chris, it's steep.
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